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Agricola Tower

Hob Uid: 1100771
Location :
Cheshire West and Chester
Chester Castle
Grid Ref : SJ4048065730
Summary : Alternatively Caesar's Tower. Also formerly known as The Magazine Tower, The Deanery and The Shire Hall. Three-storeyed Castle Gate tower of Chester Castle with Chapel of St Mary de Castro to the first floor. Late C12th or early C13th with additions and alterations after 1302, and refaced by Thomas Harrison in 1818. Further repairs in 1923 and 1952. This is the only part of Chester Castle which survived the C18th fire which destroyed the rest of it. Bunter sandstone ashlar with metal roof.
More information : Alternatively Caesar's Tower. Also formerly known as The Magazine Tower, The Deanery and The Shire Hall. Three-storeyed Castle Gate tower of Chester Castle with Chapel of St Mary de Castro to the first floor. Late C12th or early C13th with additions and alterations after 1302, and refaced by Thomas Harrison in 1818. Further repairs in 1923 and 1952. This is the only part of Chester Castle which survived the C18th fire which destroyed the rest of it. Bunter sandstone ashlar with metal roof. (1-4)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : Chester Castle, 26-Feb-1985
Page(s) : 8
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Vol(s) : 1042
Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Richards R. 1947. Old Cheshire Churches.
Page(s) : 101-102
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Source Number : 3
Source : County list of Scheduled Monuments : March 1996
Source details : Cheshire
Page(s) : 3
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Source Number : 4
Source : The English Heritage visitors' handbook 1998-99
Source details :
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Late 12th-early 13th century
Monument End Date : 1232
Monument Start Date : 1167
Monument Type : Gate Tower, Chapel
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Altered
Monument End Date : 1302
Monument Start Date : 1302
Monument Type : Gate Tower, Chapel
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Refaced. Used as magazine
Monument End Date : 1818
Monument Start Date : 1818
Monument Type : Gate Tower, Magazine
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Repaired
Monument End Date : 1923
Monument Start Date : 1923
Monument Type : Gate Tower
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Chapel reconsecrated
Monument End Date : 1925
Monument Start Date : 1925
Monument Type : Chapel
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Repairs. Museum extant
Monument End Date : 1952
Monument Start Date : 1952
Monument Type : Gate Tower, Chapel, Museum
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : CH 24
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 452908
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External Cross Reference Source : Unified Designation System UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1271825
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Unified Designation System UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1006773
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SJ 46 NW 170
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